Lexington Democratic Committee meets February 15

The Lexington Democratic Committee will meet virtually on Monday February 15 at 5:30 p.m.

We will be hearing from two candidates for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in the 2021 primary:-

–Andria McClellan: https://andriaforvirginia.com

–Xavier Warren: http://xavierforvirginia.com

New members are welcome.

Join the meeting on Zoom at:

Democratic Party of Virginia Caucus Update

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Democratic Party of Virginia has cancelled plans for in-person local caucuses to select delegates and alternates to the State Convention to select delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention now scheduled for August.
Instead the DPVA will conduct online caucuses from Saturday April 18 at 12:00PM until Monday April 20 at 7:00PM. All participants will need to pre-file with the Democratic Party of Virginia by 5:00PM on Thursday April 9.

Please see below for a link to the new Statewide Call to Caucus.

Click here for the DPVA Statewide Call to Virtual Caucus

Pre-Filing Forms:

Click here for the pre-filing form to be a State Delegate or Alternate

Click here for the pre-filing form to participate in a Presidential Caucus

As with most caucuses, if there aren’t more candidates than positions to fill, the caucus will be cancelled.

If you have any questions please contact political@vademocrats.org

Can you volunteer on Primary Day March 3?

First I want to remind everyone that Virginia’s Democratic Presidential Primary will be on Tuesday March 3 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting in Lexington will be at the Rockbridge Area Relief Association, 350 Spotswood Drive.
This is our chance to help choose the candidate to beat Donald Trump and lead Democrats to victory in 2020.
Because only the Democrats are holding a presidential primary in Virginia, this is an excellent opportunity for us Democrats to recruit many of the volunteers we will need to achieve that victory.
Weather permitting, we’ll need people with volunteer signup sheets to stand or sit at the entrances to both sidewalks leading to the polling station.
We would like to have volunteers for two-hour shifts especially for the following times:
— 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
–10 a.m. to noon
–Noon to 2 p.m.
–5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Please let me know ASAP what would work for you.
Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Lexington Democratic Committee meets February 10

The bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be on Monday February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street in Lexington.
New members are welcome. Annual dues are $20 ($5 for students).

Lexington Democratic Committee Reorganization Caucus January 11

The Lexington Democratic Committees will hold an assembled caucus on Saturday January 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Express, 880 North Lee Highway, Lexington, for the purpose of electing members and officers for the 2020-2021 term.

A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the caucuses at 10 a.m. Nominations for the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and At-Large Officer will be taken at that time.

There will be a charge of $10 per person for the breakfast. Reservations for the breakfast are requested and may be made by contacting Michelle Watkins at lexrockvadems@gmail.com. You may participate in the 10 a.m. caucuses without having the breakfast.

Those wishing to participate will be required to sign a form pledging to support Democratic candidates and affirming that they are registered to vote in the City of Lexington.

A voluntary membership fee of $15 ($5 for students) will be collected.
The Rockbridge County Democratic Committee will meet separately at the same location and time.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Best wishes for the Holidays.
Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Post-Election Review November 14

Join us on Thursday November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson in Lexington, for a discussion of the results of the November 5 election and a look ahead to the 2020 elections.

Despite disappointment, Democrats win the day

We Democrats have a lot of victories to celebrate from Tuesday night.

But first of all, thanks to our Democratic House of Delegates candidate Christian Worth for running a strong, principled and tireless campaign. And thanks to her hard-working staff and to the hundreds of people who volunteered for and donated to her campaign. Although Christian came up short in the election, she made us proud.

–Democrat Creigh Deeds was overwhelmingly reelected to the State Senate.

–Democrat Leslie Ayers was elected Buffalo District Supervisor for Rockbridge County.

–Democrats flipped control of the Virginia State Senate AND the House of Delegates, and now control both bodies and the Governor’s Mansion for the first time since 1994.

–Despite the best efforts of Donald Trump, Democrat Andy Beshear defeated the Republican incumbent to become Governor of Kentucky.

–Democrats won a majority on the city council of Mike Pence’s hometown Columbus, Indiana, for the first time in nearly four decades.

Now it’s on to 2020!

Get out the vote for Christian and Creigh on Tuesday

Time is growing short. Although our Democratic candidate for House of Delegates Christian Worth has run a brilliant and tireless campaign, the final nine days are critical.

In an election like this, with no statewide or Congressional candidates on the ballot, voter turnout is THE crucial factor. To put it bluntly, if we don’t get out the vote for Christian between now and Election Day November 5, she will lose. If we do, she will win.

There is no “later” any more. The time is NOW.

Please show your support for Christian by signing up for at least one three-hour shift (or more if you can) to canvass and make phone calls in these final days leading up to the election.

If you can canvass during the final get-out the final GOTV push November 3-5, sign up here:

If you can phone-bank during the final get-out the final GOTV push November 3-5, sign up here:

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email connect@worthfordelegate.com.

Sen. Creigh Deeds, who also needs our support and our votes, will be at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street, on Tuesday November 5 at 9 a.m. to kick off the first canvass shift of the day. Sign up here to join us.

Let’s win this!

Lexington Democratic Committee meets October 14

The bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be on Monday October 14 at 5:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street in Lexington.

New members are welcome.

This will be our last meeting before the November 5 election for State Senate, House of Delegates, and local offices, so please join us if you can.

Needed: Letters to the Editor

One of the best ways to support our Democratic candidates in the November 5 election– Creigh Deeds for State Senate, Christian Worth for House of Delegates and Leslie Ayers for Buffalo District Supervisor– is to write a letter to the editor of The News-Gazette.

Letters in behalf of candidates should be no more than 200 words and emailed to editor@thenews-gazette.com. Be sure to include your name and address. The deadline for each week’s edition is Monday at 1 p.m.

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